Announcements Westside Wear Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>Westside Christian High School now has an apparel and gift store called Westside Wear. Use the link below to order apparel, masks, and umbrellas for yourself or your student. The store will remain open until November 8th at 8 PM. All merchandise will be delivered during the week of December 7th.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Start your Christmas shopping early. The socks and masks make great stocking stuffers.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href=" ">;</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>20% of all profits will go back to Westside PTF.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> November PTF Meeting Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>PTF&nbsp;meetings are held the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the library.&nbsp; Our next regular meeting will be on November 5th.&nbsp;&nbsp;PTF&nbsp;meetings are an opportunity to brainstorm, plan and discuss all aspects of the events we get to be involved in throughout the year. Do you love to plan parties? Are you creative? Or do you just want to jump in and help?&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>We are looking for a handful of people that would love to help finalize the following activities:</div> <ul> <li>Staff Christmas Celebration</li> <li>Staff appreciation Week</li> <li>Fundraising opportunities</li> </ul> <div>If you have any questions about getting involved or want more information on the&nbsp;PTF, please reach out to Teresa&nbsp;Boyanovsky&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href=" ">;</a>or you can call or text 503.515.3821.&nbsp; We would love to have you join us!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> Community Speaker Series Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Westside Christian High School will be hosting Community Speaker Events throughout the year for the WCHS families and greater community.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our first speaker this year is <a href="">Rhonda Andrews</a>&nbsp;is&nbsp;Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Adoption Therapy with more than 20 years of experience.&nbsp;</p> <p>Come to be encouraged and get some new ideas on how to empower, connect with, and correct your adolescent. You will learn how to increase connection and increase compliance while decreasing power struggles. Rhonda will also share about personal neurobiology during a pandemic and how it relates to the relationship between you and your adolescents.</p> <p>This is an in-person event. We would love for you to join us on campus on November 10th at 7 PM. If you have any questions you would like in advance, please email <a href="">Cindy Streimer</a>.</p> Fall Fest Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Fall Fest will be tomorrow, October 8th!&nbsp;We&#39;ll have a spirit day on the day of the event - so be sure to wear your flannels to school!&nbsp;</p> <p>Just a quick - the event&nbsp;will be from 7:00-9:30 at the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island (16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR 97231), and ALL WESTSIDE STUDENTS are encouraged to attend the event and participate in the spirit day.&nbsp; Make sure to dress warmly and wear shoes that can get dirty.&nbsp; Be sure to wear your mask, and there will be several safety measures put into place to&nbsp;keep everyone safe.</p> Going to College Events Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>Each Fall our School Counselor, Scott Ball, hosts an evening series of &quot;Going to College&quot; workshops for parents and students. Topics covered include Entrance Exams, College Search, College Application, and College Funding. These events also include outside Finance presenters and a panel of former Westside parents who&#39;ve recently gone through this process with multiple children of their own. Mr. Ball has 20 years of experience as a School Counselor at Westside as well as guiding his own 3 adult children (all Westside alumni) through this process.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size: 16px;">We hosted our first event on Monday, September 28th. We hope our community will plan to join us on the following dates for this event:&nbsp;</span></div> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Monday, October 12th&nbsp;</strong></div> </li> <li> <div><strong>Monday, October 26th&nbsp;</strong></div> </li> <li> <div><strong>Monday, November 9th</strong></div> </li> <li> <div><strong>Monday, November 16th&nbsp;</strong></div> </li> </ul> PTF Pie Sale Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>The PTF is holding our third annual Willamette Valley Pie and Fruit Sale. These products are so good! We hope you&rsquo;ll think of them as your go-to dessert throughout the holidays. We&rsquo;ve heard many stories from Westside community members who ate their pies much more quickly than anticipated last year. If you missed freezing your freshly picked fruit this summer, you can order it all here! All the details you need are below and in the attachments. If you have questions, email&nbsp;<a href=" ">Wendy Pringle</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>What does PTF do with the funds?&nbsp; </strong></div> <div>Good question! You&rsquo;ve already started benefiting from the funds raised last year. The New Student meet and greet is an example of how the PTF uses funds to provide meaningful events for students, staff and parents that bring us together and build COMMUNITY. Other examples include the Staff Christmas Party, Baccalaureate, Graduation, and many other events throughout the academic year. The PTF is not funded through tuition. We raise all the funds we use to support these events.&nbsp;&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>How do I participate? </strong>&nbsp;</div> <div>You can find order forms attached, or you can pick up one at the school in the office. We would encourage you to be creative in how you reach out to friends and family. Many people have found great success in using social media to increase their pie sales. Just upload the form onto social media, and the product will sell itself. If you do not want or need pies, cobblers, or fruit and desire to support your PTF, you can gift a pie, cobbler, or fruit to a teacher(s), family, or friends. You can also donate directly to the PTF by writing a check, and turning it into the office. If every student sold 2 items, we would meet our goal of 400 items sold.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>What else should I know?</strong></div> <ul> <li>The deadline for orders is&nbsp;<strong>Wednesday, September 30th</strong>. You can email your order form to <a href=""></a> or print them off and give to the office.&nbsp;</li> <li>The pies are frozen and unbaked with instructions on how to prepare them. If properly stored, they will last up to one year.&nbsp;</li> <li>Pickup will be <strong>Friday, October 16th, 2:30-4:00 PM </strong>at the school. Your pies and fruit will be delivered to school frozen (and they need to stay frozen)!</li> <li>The top three boy and girl sellers (6 in all) will win $20 towards the WCHS swag store.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Payment: Friends and family members should pay you directly. Once you have collected all your orders, you will fill out the order form and attach a check made out to &ldquo;Westside Christian High School&rdquo;. This should be delivered to the front desk at school.&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><a href=""><strong>Click here to access the Order Form&nbsp;</strong></a></p> Health Screening Waiver Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>Dear&nbsp;WCHS&nbsp;Families &amp; Students,&nbsp;<br /> <br /> All parents and students currently over the age of 18 must sign the Waiver of Liability and Health Screening if they are planning on coming onto campus for any reason. This form is available&nbsp;in FACTS Family Portal. Go to the school header and then select web forms. This is all located on the left side. Or you can access the&nbsp;<a href="">PDF form&nbsp;here&nbsp;to print</a>, sign and have your student being on the first day of their cohort.<br /> <br /> If you have any questions, please contact&nbsp;WCHS&nbsp;at 503.697.4711.&nbsp;</p> Hall of Fame Update Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <p>This past January, Westside Christian High School&rsquo;s Athletic Department inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame Class. There was a Formal Banquet held on January 20th celebrating the four individuals and two teams of the inaugural class.&nbsp;</p> <p>As we head into the 2020-2021 academic year, The Hall of Fame committee has remained active. The committee consists of WCHS Athletic Director, Rob Casteel; Head of School, John Hynes; Teacher, Scott Wright; Administrative Staff, Caroline Hottman and Cassandra Tyner; WCHS Boys&rsquo; Basketball Coach, David Henry; Former WCHS&rsquo; Girls&rsquo; Soccer Coach and former WCHS parent, Mike Staropoli.&nbsp;</p> <p>Due to COVID-19, a date has not been set for the second banquet. We are currently contacting our second class to inform them of their induction. This class includes one of Westside Christian&rsquo;s current teachers, coaches, and alumna&nbsp;- Kayla (Brase) Wicks.&nbsp; As we continue to contact inductees, we are working with families, getting memorabilia, videos, and conducting interviews. This process of working with the families is very rewarding, I hear stories of what God continues to do in the lives of these athletes. The Hall of Fame committee will continue to update you on our progress.</p> <p><strong>Rob Casteel, Athletic Director</strong></p> Graduation 2020 Sat, 01 Jan 2000 00:00:00 CST <div>Dear Westside Christian Community,&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>On August 1st, WCHS celebrated the Class of 2020 in the most unique graduation to date. We wanted to share with you the final video of the event that includes the invocation, valedictorian speeches, music, the drive-thru event, the presentation of diplomas, and the senior slideshow. <a href="">Here is the link to the final video of the Graduation Ceremony.</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Special thank you to the Sprague Family for filming and creating this video, especially Brooke Sprague for her editing. We appreciate the time and energy their family took to capture this event.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you to the Friesen family for the drone footage; Will Fox for coordinating the music; Denise Rose for coordinating the event.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you to JP Watson for technical support, audio-mixing, and the live stream of the event. Thank you to <a href="">Marty Huie</a> for professional photography.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you to WCHS Parent Teacher Fellowship, especially Sheila Adams for the picnic baskets, decor, and signage. Thank you to all the countless volunteers who helped support this event through set-up, clean-up, and help.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thank you,&nbsp;</div> <div>Amanda Howard</div> <div>WCHS Marketing</div>